Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goal accomplished!

After four very long years I finally did something last night that I didn't think I would do again:-)

I ran 1/2 mile.

Now, I know that is not a lot, but I've not been able to run at all since my accident almost four years ago due to hip and knee injuries. I was pleasantly surprised last night as I was running that my right knee and hip didn't twinge at all. My left still did (which is where I got the direct hit) but it wasn't sore or anything this morning which is REALLY HUGE!!!

I accomplished a goal this week that I've been working for for almost four years. Despite excruciating pain most days, I've pushed through workouts and twisty pretzel stretches in order to rebuild muscles and tendons that were damaged. Last night I got to reap a little reward for the hard work! I'm looking forwards to pushing it to 3/4 of a mile next week!

I work out at 4-5 days a week at home and then while the girls are in sign language class on Tuesday nights, we walk while we wait on them. I very cautiously tried what I thought would be the impossible last night and was just happy to see that the killer workouts I've put myself through have actually worked! :-)

It was just a reminder to me that faithfulness, diligence, and perseverance always pay off in the long run. It was a reminder that this body that God has given me is perfectly capable of healing itself if I treat it right. It reminded me that God is faithful. He has heard my pleas of "no more pain!" but has also provided me the right resources of nutrition and food to help heal what exercise can't. He is faithful.

I'm a long ways from running 5 miles a day like I used to before the accident, but it was so encouraging that the 1/2 mile I ran was EASY! I laughed and talked with my husband the whole time I did it. It barely even winded me! My killer workouts have not only strengthened my legs and knees but my heart and lungs as well!! That's an even extra plus!

God is so faithful. He gives strength to accomplish things when humanely it seems impossible. It's funny, while your working on something hard the mountain seems too high, but when you get to the top you then see that so long as you kept putting on foot in front of the other you got to the top!!

Keep putting one foot in front of the're just one step away!

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to hear more about these "killer workouts" lol! I just started researching some low impact work outs and stretches to try to strengthen my body a little bit...and not gain weight this winter! :S I really had no clue what I was doing when I started, so I'm interested to hear what other people do!


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